Who was Dr. Gonstead? Dr. Gonstead was an important person behind the history of chiropractic. Clerence Selmer Gonstead was the one who created Gonstead chiropractic technique. He was also the one who established a large chiropractic facility in mount Horeb, Winconsin. After gaining Doctor of Chiropractic in 1923, he returned to Winconsin to start his practice with Dr. Olson, before opening the facility. The method of chiropractic he developed was the extension of the training he took in Palmer School of Chiropractic. With his dedication in chiropractic, Gonstead can be called one of the most important person in the development of chiropractic.
Nowadays, there are many chiropractors who are applying the method developed by Gonstead or are working under the Gonstead study society. They are popularly known as Gonstead chiropractors. So what is actually the underlying point of the chiropractic method developed by Gonstead? This concept begins with a basic biomechanical principle of physics which believe that any slight shift of the structure can create deviation and even collapse of the structure. When the structure of the bone is fine, the balance and stability will be in its maximum level. When the structure is tilted or rotated, some dramatic changes may occur to the body.
The Gonstead chiropractor then terms this as subluxation. Gonstead helped to make it easier to find misalignment of the lower of the spine which is less easily found compared to the upper part of the spine. So, the Gonstead concept is the ability to find and correct these misalignments. When the misalignment can be easily found, this can be restored as early as possible to their normal position, making it possible for any kind of musculoskeletal disorder to be relieved fast. In fact, Gonstead have made the jobs of chiropractors a lot easier with the finding of this concept.
Many people have opted to have Gonstead chiropractic treatment to help them relieve from any musculoskeletal disorder. The chiropractic is a hands-on therapy which focuses to remove any misalignment in the spine and musculoskeletal system. This method has been developed since more than 50 years ago and has resulted in many successful treatments. It can be said that this method is already proven. Gonstead chiropractic needs several years to master and the Gonstead chiropractor will take chiropractic training as well as multiple hands-on training seminars to expand their skills. That is why it is highly recommended that you get the help from Gonstead chiropractors for every musculoskeletal problem you have.